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morning in response to another mortar attack it comes just days after a. middle east correspondent. as of yet we don't have any word on casualties we do know that the mortar bomb landed in the countryside in turkish that territory so it is possible that no one in fact was injured or killed but as i say no confirmation on this we also have no
word on who was responsible for the later mortar from syria what i can tell you though is that almost immediately turkey responded and went on the offensive meaning that we have the situation along the turkish syrian border intensifying it started back on wednesday when a mortar bomb fired from syria killed five turkish citizens and since in the situation has nearly escalated we're hearing from the turkish prime minister that he does not want a situation of war but he has warned the syrians not to make a fatal mistake and that is a quote from him and taste his resolve the syrians will this side have apologized for this what is interesting is that you need to realize that these waters that are being fired from syria into turkey on close range missiles now they are coming from territory that is controlled by the syrian rebels so this is why many are suggesting that perhaps they are being fired on purpose they're being fired to provoke the situation and create a false flag operation now the reasoning behind this could be that turkey for
some time has been calling for a no fly zone it might be provoked into calling for foreign intervention and for nato to get involved in fact we've heard some rebel leaders in exile call for this although the majority of excels in the majority of syrians are against this but the situation intensifying on the ground and everyone concerned that we could see this border tension is collating to some kind of regional conflict a battle certainly is intensifying the latest there's a video that has now been released by the syrian rebels we have no confirmation as to the or patient of the video but in it it does claim that the rebels will start executing forty eight shiite muslims from iran if damascus does not meet. demands of the syrian rebels now there has been dialogue and some kind of negotiations for a while between the syrian government and the ring in government at the same time just outside damascus the rebels have shot down
a syrian helicopter gunship but this comes as shelling continues between both sides in several cities around the country russia has come to the fore in the media atri role it has said that it hopes the united nations arab envoy to syria will be coming to moscow house later this month and may today hope that both sides will express caution moscow also saying that these cross border incidents are completely unacceptable. his policy reporting right there and in the meantime author and journalist afshin rattansi who says that damascus will retaliate if indeed pulled into a broader conflict. this kind of flashpoint is the kind of flashpoint it can create world war three. some people have it this is a false flag operation we're getting these reports of this continued as it were a reaction from the turkish government ok so one will face political problems at home but then why were they speaking with the iranians talking about how this needs
a diplomatic solution not a military one if turkey continues down to the agreements we didn't vote this would draw in the situation a wider fears here over the war and risks expanding it the people of syria and the people of turkey will not benefit from this major says that they'll defend any nato member if turkey continue like this syria might see itself getting increasingly desperate and retaliate with full force then it's up to the united states and britain european nato allies to figure out what to do what we need urgently right now is a peace conference certainly it's up to china and russia because they're the only people stopping the full scale war the kind of war that will only help the forces it looks like such as al-qaeda united states is again supporting al-qaeda and turkey mr goodere one should know much better than to try and help al qaeda he's been doing his best to fight the forces that are all through his presence. and that
we also spoke to the iraqi prime minister to get his stance on the development of the syrian conflict his interview and more extensive analysis standing by for you right now at r.t. dot com plus hundreds of pakistani activists hit the streets to vent their anger over the ongoing on bodmin by u.s. drones you can go online to learn much much more. this is arts he now police if used water cannons and tear gas to disperse hundreds of prover form and demonstrate it's in black rains capital manama the unrest came as protesters marched in a few. procession for an activist who died in prison after allegedly being denied proper medical treatment people in the crowd began throwing rocks and petrol bombs when security officers tried to stop them authorities have been cracking down on the opposition for twenty months and many continue hitting the streets demanding equal rights and an end to the sunni monarchy around eighteen people have been
killed and thousands of arrested including prominent human rights activist not deal at that job is now serving three years in prison for attending an illegal demonstration former m.p. side. says there's hypocrisy in the way certain countries react to the unrest in bahrain. the problem and the double standard which practice by all those who student gantries. then. who can say i'm on those regimes who some. let's say we relationship with them or probably they consider them as enemies but like oh regime it's a part of their system they have lots of relationships they give them some let's say support. as. some first cities they have the only from our countries that's.
what's happening here although it's not clear. what's happening somewhere else. thanks for joining us here on r.t. today are still ahead for you in the program that of crime and confusion on how unsuspecting londoners are now facing multiple fines simply for leading their every day life. now a twenty four year old russian student remains in critical condition after being brutally beaten in a canadian detention center almost two months ago denise for was arrested after he allegedly threatened another student russia's foreign ministry has demanded an investigation into the incident calgary police have yet to bring any charges in relation to the a sold system. believes that the canadian authorities are being negligent. not in first that is very often it's happening always there and it isn't an awful lot to act but the accident with dennis indiscriminate banter is the worst
i mean condition all to hell even so lay down he's not eating on his own he has to use in his throat in his grieving to this do you are truly sorry those are away from this flying scene on the it's a very slow recovery and i did not do is a human didn't try to reach me or say fuck it can be no they're not commenting anything india they absolutely are not helping me with not there has to be justice you know because you've been bitten like that and he does the rest of the rehab in here he might not qualify because he is not the event in atlanta but there are the governmental programs and they can use that they have to pay for something and they have to begin with what canada did with him and i don't need money or whatever and one team to beat back to normal life i want him alcide of canada on his own.
part of some pasta in the afternoon here in moscow a neck and neck presidential election finale predicted for sunday in venezuela for the outspoken socialist leader hugo chavez and his young democratic rival over certainly made that final pitch as the country now or has entered a day of silence parties and to cast an office in caracas with all the pre-election drama. there's no question who these venezuelans will be voting for coming seventh in the state we are here because we support our president chavez he does many things to help us housing education programs helping the poor everything here has gotten a lot better because of him everything has changed was their red shirts brand them as the lifeblood of the venezuelan president's leftist movement through out his fourteen years in power for the hundreds of thousands of supporters who gathered in caracas on thursday the message was clear they want six more years of. was
his supporters say that chavez is the country's first president to genuinely care about the lower class was sick chavez is the punishment of the reach and the window of hope to cool. them. under the banner of socialism for the twenty first century chavez has pumped hundreds of billions of petro dollars into the economy and government run aid programs along with earning him popular support poverty has fallen from fifty percent in one thousand nine hundred nine to around thirty percent last year yet life in this country is far from ideal and with the plague of unemployment crime and corruption many venezuelans are now saying it's time for chavez to go but it looks like i'm one of those who voted for chavez but his time has passed and we need a change. in this race change means a vote for opposition leader in the us a forty year old lawyer who unlike chavez enjoyed a privileged upbringing. the son of a wealthy family that controls
a media conglomerate and a chain of movie theaters has gained supporters by promising to combat climate unemployment and corruption but opponents have charged a pretty as is deliberately hiding his real economic goals the candidates are. saying it would be worth it chavez is the man if he is come from this kind of. work security. chains and the other q did rethink their feelings is a man of the wealthy or the elite of oligarchy if you will implement privatization the only. stary you see it's a choice between two radically different worldviews a referendum and then as well as socialist experiment. let them do the shopping. it's a way of life when the going to. start with. the captain of the party . also to come this hour here on out say that of pre election excitement.
so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's more than twenty four hours a day coverage on everything on the eve of the u.s. presidential election three of the people in america they really feel about the race for the white house of us just ahead after a short break. a sacred place rising out of the waters of the lake the long ministry is home to one hundred fifty orthodox monks mostly younger than thirty five and they've come from many different places and backgrounds to live in isolation here spiritual life it takes so many hours on the road to becoming a monk requires both hard work and religious telly cation. alexei wants to become and has kept his part of this preparation. however these beasts
is a musical a company. sound sequences you know they react to the sound signals the flutes that heard his head in the old days they needed them it wasn't just fun but these matters didn't come naturally requiring decades of composting to bring the soil up to farming standard. this island is mostly rock. the soil here is very thin and the monks can't just get more of it because they're surrounded by the lake so they have to work very hard in order to provide whatever food they need. they grow their own crops found their own fish and repair their own churches. but the central purpose of the lawn has always been religious the main monstrous surrounded by smaller priories spread through the many archipelago the monks here know their existence is a little different from that of other i'm on the streets here we are out of the way and we do have. bill creams and song times tourists as
wealthy british style. spot on the planet earth. markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy with. the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser report. this is our. thanks for joining us drinking dog walking even feeding the birds all activity is now considered criminal in hundreds of parks in london at the move has been slammed by civil liberties groups as an attack on personal freedoms or the
government insists the ban is in place to tackle so-called anti social behavior. karen best park in london if your found drinking alcohol or throwing a ball or even feeding the pigeons you could inadvertently be committing a criminal or civil offense surprise will serve a lot of people the band in london map shows a whopping four hundred thirty five prohibition zones aimed at tackling and she say she behavior the might of been a good policy idea in theory has local people say and it up a very bad policy in practice meaning hardline crackdowns on the soft this of misdemeanors disconcertingly many bars in london have now hired private contractors to carry out the enforcement of these fines phil morris knows all about the after his local council hired excell services he received an eighty pound penalty for
dropping a cigarette butt and that he maintains he didn't know it was illegal he refused to pay to fruit float. so just to our ex for the private security and surveillance of the ming providers of so-called inforce mint offices in the u.k. contracted by some local councils first start the kitted out with cameras and uniforms but their tactics of pursuing these fines often seem far from professional all of the star wars. well the white. people we asked those local council for their response they told these new offices back up for the public who are not with the actions of the minority. who were in the dock fouls. are literally. not
get paid unless the issue of fine appropriately and surprising that the areas where it's full have been hired has seen a massive increase in the number of fines that a receipt and there's now concern over whether that is fair or ethical about the current ability of the transparency i recently dealt in the home affairs select committee which looks at these issues with the case of the london bar of new and which has law enforcement officers who are in fact council officials but dressed up like police have been promised them a commission is going to look into it because it's it's actually i think a criminal activity to pretend to be a police officer when you're not and i'm very concerned about how that trend is going i think in the past it would be assumes that people knew the law that was reasonable and so long as you weren't creating a problem then you could do what you like but increasingly it seems that that is no longer the case these findings may be surprising for sun but the truth is these types of laws in offenses have been creeping up on us the some time now and they're actually growing in number so also the moment you can enjoy the parks in london but
if you do not feed. into the arty world up there we go we'll start with venice where a mass rally yourself to take part there call for the region's independence from rome but this comes after violent clashes between students and the police broke out in several italian cities and the latest show of anger against prime minister mario monti spending cuts despite government efforts italy continues to slide deeper into recession with the youth unemployment rate at thirty five percent. the u.s. defense secretary leon panetta has lashed out at the afghan president saying your country's leader should thank nato forces for fighting and dying in his country he was responding to hamad karzai is complaints this thursday that washington is failing to go after militants based in pakistan other outcomes as the alliance continues to suffer so-called insider attacks in which afghans turn their guns on
coalition troops some two thousand u.s. soldiers have lost their lives since the war began in two thousand and one. libyan troops are in circling the city of bani walid a former stronghold of the country's ousted leader moammar gadhafi locals are claiming the city is practically under siege with food and fuel supplies blocked tensions were sparked by the death of a former rebel credited with the colonel's capture and the man in question was kidnapped and held up near bani walid he died shortly after his release due to injuries inflicted by his captives tripoli demanding the release of other captives in the region. now amid the u.s. presidential race barack obama is being sued by a chinese owned company which he blocked from buying a wind farm in america the chinese investors claim obama issued the order without any explanation and it comes as the white house faces more pressure from the republicans to toughen up on beijing and some observers say obama is simply trying
to woo u.s. voters. the timing is somewhat suspicious just because the two presidential candidates vying to to outdo each other in demonizing china in this whole uk presidential campaign whichever candidate wins whether it's president obama governor romney both the wall and then have to. prepare for all the damage that has been incurred and rather unnecessarily so i think i think the american people understand the us senator leahy sions far better candidates seem to think the understand and somehow they feel that putting this needed cast on china is going to gain them votes and i don't believe that they're right. and as the world weighs the possible outcomes of november's u.s. presidential ballot our resident laurie huff and us took to the streets of new york
to find out what voters make of the race so far. the two thousand and twelve presidential elections why are they so boring this week let's talk about that. so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's more than twenty four hours of coverage on everything you know no matter what happens and nothing happened exactly having said that i think obama's going to win do you think he believes in himself as much as he did four years ago because he seems kind of tired he seems like he's a little frustrated i think he's more tired of. just all of this like he just wants to get it over to november just like ok give me you know i mean when president obama was going to the first african-american president that was so exciting no it's boring. i don't know if there's going to be as much of a turnout for voters this year are you going to vote absolutely we're talking about the election you know. america i mean we now yeah we don't we
don't let a lot of americans vote too apparently why do you want to run don't you think either candidate can get it done i think there's too much corruption in the government and the bush kerry kerry yeah i was just like like which one do i like the least ok i'll use the other the other one yeah yeah so it's kind of the same thing as two thousand and four that maybe i just like one of those here but i feel like they just wants to be to get it over with and they just want to hear more details on plans yet get it over with and get on with it and do something. good they do says there's things up. there the smart ones with all the millions of dollars do you think they get put on a better show right. whether or not you think this election is boring the bottom line is we only have about a month until it's finally over and we can all gladly move on.
for the coming up in just a few minutes here we look at the scars of war still visible in vietnam almost four decades now off the former u.s. president mr nixon called it a day. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the client computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet author p.d. is good for you is there a fifty nine hundred fifty s. these frames were initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones
and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients shattered bones in their shattered lives to go when professing designed his first brain using bicycle parts sixty years later his invention is increasingly being used to help people quite eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same six thing somebody is live both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to be always out of center nowadays seeking syringe refocus medical reasons most of them a man and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them it usually comes down to a man's pride some of the first patients return to us with a leg like the mean request to meet his fifteen centimeters to be still want to
surgery because panos tool than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries a band in many countries and even the out there press. expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states financial considerations were one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared. in america as one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty. eight centimeters would have brought me right to average users wanted to be average for women portent you know i think girl can be short and
it's not a big deal i think it's like expect to be taller just before the operation most mad a russian girl who found he's a regional hide quite endearing yet he still want to have a surgery adding seven more centimeters to the self-confidence she took the whole time you're crazy. what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. the dow chemical company in midland michigan. seventy two million liters of defoliants sprayed by the u.s. military over south vietnam beginning in one nine hundred sixty one were
manufactured and sold by american chemical companies including tao monsanto and diamond shamrock. at that time vietnam was divided into northern south the us supported the government of south vietnam and military intervention intensified after nine hundred sixty five. but the us made strong resistance from guerrilla forces who used dense jungle as their base of operations. defoliant spring was begun in an effort to deny coverage to the guerrillas by eliminating the jungle falling. as the war escalated the spraying of deval eons increased dramatically and much of the land in south vietnam was contaminated and left barren.